Thursday, 24 February 2011

Joy

Here is yesterday's make - made using a Sugar Nellie favourite called 'Joy'. She has such a pretty face.  And..... big drum roll please......................... look at the STITCHING!!!! Can you believe it? Me?
(Note for Maureen.... LOOOKY HERE!!!!!)
Now then before I get too excited over conquering my fear of putting a needle through paper, I should point out that the stitching IS very basic and wasn't done using the big monster machine currently gathering dust under my desk, - instead I used a small battery operated tiny table top effort designed for quick small repairs purchased for the princely sum of £10 at my local Dunelm Mill about 3 years ago! (That too has been gathering dust under the table!)
So, onto the creation. Background papers are from K and Co (Madeline and McKenna stacks) stritched onto DCWV textured cardstock. 'Joy' was coloured using promarkers then cut out with nesties and layered onto the same cardstock. I put a cream skeleton leaf behind the image. The cream vintage lace is from my stash as are the flowers and pearl/gold embellishments. The two ribbons were coloured with promarkers to tone in with the papers. Finally I just popped on some paper pieces from a Kand Co embellie pack and put a small pearl in the middle of the one top right of the project.
Challenges -
I Love Promarkers - Stitching
The Creative Cottage - Flowers
Freshly Brewed - Ribbons and Bows
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch challenge 

23 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. Absolutely gorgeous my friend. Love the image and the beautiful colours of papers. Stunning work. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous, I just love this sweet image!
Clairex

Jan said...

FANTASTIC !!!!! That's it.... I'm lost for words lol

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, well done on conquering the sewing phobis, it's worked a treat :o)
Jackie xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Viv, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Tine said...

Hi. Great card and a fabby bit of lace adorning it too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Deb said...

beautiful card, such a sweet image, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs debx

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, love the lace and the big ribbon, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Meggymay said...

Wow Viv, can only add to the other posts that it looks gorgeous.

fatmonica said...

It's just gorgeous!Love it all,especially the stitching and the image-how cute is that!Oh the lace is fab too!

Mrs A. said...

Really beautifull. I'm lost for words.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

That image is darling and your color choices are incredibly beautiful with it. Stunning card!

Thank you for participating in this week's FBD Ribbon/Bows challenge!

Lee said...

A STUNNING card Viv.Beautiful image.love the colours n embellies.GREAT stitching lol.I don't have any machines so it has to be faux for me hee hee.xxx

coops said...

wow stunning card viv.the image is beautiful and i love your fab stitching and gorgeous warm colours :D

xx coops xx

Maureen said...

Truly Beautiful, well done on the little machine, now you can progress to the grown up one!!!

Shazza said...

stunning work, well done on the stitching it looks fab. Thanks for joining us at FBD x

sharingthepassion said...

This is so pretty, she is one of my favourites.

Ali x

Heather said...

Oh how beautiful. The image is showcased perfectly. Gorgeous colors, fantastic ribbon and perfect stitching.

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges ribbons and bows challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1

HUGS
Heather

Shar said...

So sweet!

CAROL said...

Viv, it's stunning,I love all the detail on it, especially the stitching xx

My name is Wynneth said...

~This is just beautiful, I love the layout and that pretty bow and those flowers are totally scrumptious ! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Shelly said...

Great project, the flowers are so pretty and the stitching is fab! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Joan said...

Your card is just beautiful, that image is so lovely !